(2,2′-Bipyridyl)dicarbonylbis(triethoxyphosphine-κP)-rhenium(I) hexafluorophosphate

Alexander J. Blake, Michael W. George, Marina K. Kuimova, Colleen A. Williams, Claire Wilson

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In the title compound, [Re(C10H8N2)(C 6H15O3P)2(CO)2]PF 6, the carbonyl ligands are mutually cis and lie trans to the N donors of the 2,2′-bipyridyl ligand, while the triethoxy-phosphine ligands are mutually trans. The ReI centres exhibit approximate octahedral coordination, the major distortions from which arise from the narrow bite angle of the 2,2′-bipyridyl ligand which is expressed in the N-Re-N angles of 74.0 (3) and 74.3 (3)°. There are two cations and two anions in the asymmetric unit. The title compound is of interest because it has been shown to be a photocatalyst for CO2 reduction [Ishitani, George, Ibusuki, Johnson, Koike, Nozaki, Pac, Turner & Westwell (1994). Inorg. Chem. 33, 4712-4717].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)m2196-m2197
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (all)
  • Materials Science (all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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